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Improve Your Fishing with VR and an Underwater Drone

Find where the fish are hiding with 4K output to a VR headset.

For those who enjoy fishing, there are days when the fish just don’t seem to be biting. The elusive underwater inhabitants can be lurking just out of reach, which is where the new product from drone maker PowerVision can come into play.

It is probably much easier to catch the fish if you know where they are. A tiny submersible equipped with sonar and the ability to drop bait to lure out the fish is likely to help a great deal with that. The PowerRay UUV (underwater unmanned vehicle) is made by Chinese drone manufacturer PowerVision, who have recently launched the new product at an event in the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. It is one of the first such products to be aimed specifically at fishermen.

The underwater drones proved capable of moved quietly through the exhibits at the aquarium without bothering any of the fish, despite the trailing 50meter power cord. It is possible to see what the submersible sees by donning a virtual reality (VR) headset to view the impressive 4K video output from the in-built camera. The video footage can be streamed to an iOS or Android mobile app as well as the VR headset.

The standard version of the PowerRay comes with a 50-meter cable, 32GB storage drive, 4K camera and a controller. While a top-of-the-range version comes with a pair of VR One glasses produced by Zeiss and a storage suitcase for the drone. The base version will cost $1488 USD while the top-end version is planned to retail for $1888.

The PowerRay is planned to go on sale some time in May. VRFocus will continue to bring you news of innovative new VR products.

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